Today is the debut of Right Network, which is a project by Kelsey Grammer, best known as the title character in the TV comedy, “Frasier.” I’ve been recruited to write a gardening column — my first one is headlined, “Gardening: The Delectable Addiction.” (I was tardy with my photos, so the one there is not mine.)
I was just on Twitter and someone linked MSNBC’s post about it and the reporter only worked in one knee-jerk Leftist condemnation of it, which follows Grammer’s description of Right Network’s mission, to wit:
“We’re not out to vilify or accuse or identify anybody as an enemy,” Grammer said. “We’re out there to encourage people to open their minds and take a look at some things that we as a group of people believe is the right direction for the country.”
Jeff Cohen, an Ithaca College journalism professor and liberal activist, questioned whether the kind of audience that likes conservative talk shows want something similar in entertainment, and whether it can be pulled off.
“Comedy requires irony,” Cohen said. “It can’t be frothing with hate or fear. Drama requires complexity. It can’t be all black and white.”
So true, Prof. Cohen, so true. And spoken with so little sense of — what’s the word I’m looking for? — oh, yes: irony.
My sense is that Grammer is taking a similar approach with Right Network that I’m taking with this blog, A Conservative Lesbian. I figured I would be the only lesbian that many of my conservative readers would get to know. So I include personal posts to become a real human being to my gentle readers and un-demonize lesbians and gays. It looks like Grammer is doing the same thing with Right Network — providing common sense, warmth and humor and including a wide array of topics to present conservatism at its very best to show people what there is to love about it. I’m very proud to be included in this noble venture.